North Carolina retailer Silver Bullet Comics has closed its doors, trading its retail front for a warehouse, and will focus exclusively on online sales:
Our hardest lesson of late was to understand our limits. I don’t mean just our ability to successfully grow, but also the limits placed upon us by our health, well-being, and our families. Losing my right-hand man of 8 years, and the Winston Salem store manager, this past month has driven home to us all just how much we have on our plates. Ignoring those limits, as he did, while fulfilling at first, has taken its toll on each of us. Sometimes the cold slap of reality can be hard to shake off.
We have always been blessed with AMAZING customers from the moment we made this dream a reality. The decade has been great to us. The more people we met who shared our passion for comics, the more people we wanted to share our passion for comics with. It has pushed us to continue to grow for years to become the enterprise we are today.
But growth always comes with a price, and it seems that our desire to strengthen the impact we have on the outreach of comics and games required a consistent Herculean effort. One which our backs have borne the brunt of.
In addition to selling comics, their site also includes news and columns on the industry … and shouldn’t be confused with Silver Bullet Comic Books, the comics website that features All the Rage, Beau Smith and Tim O’Shea, among others.